Daniel Aldana

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Daniel Aldana
Daniel Aldana
Name Daniel Aldana
Real name Daniel Aldana-Rebatet
Nicknames
Name history Daniel Aldana, Mike Donelli, the Grey Shadow
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Birth date, location July 23, 1912 - Veracruz
Obituary date December 31, 1990
Debut, location March 13, 1940? (in Arena Mexico, last number is blurry)
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Titles: Mexican National Heavyweight Championship

Worked as police officer before becoming a luchador. A biography in Lucha Libre 30 claims Daniel Aldana was not the original choice to be The Grey Shadow, but that heavyweight (name unrevealed) did not show up and Aldana was put under the mask. Said to have toured Alabama, Louisana and Oklahoma while champion in 1954, including winning an eight man tournament to face (fellow police officer) junior heavyweight champion Leroy McGuirk. McGuirk retained the titles in straight falls over ninety minutes. Suffered foot fractures after a battle royal where Indio Gallcia fell out of the ring on top of him and was out of the ring after a year. Not coincidentally, Aldana was part of the group who formed the original Union Nacional de Luchadores.

Luchas de apuestas record

Date Apuesta Winner(s) Loser(s) Arena and/or Place
46/03/22 mask Firpo Segura The Gray Shadow Arena México - Mexico City

Gallery

1964
masked as Grey Shadow
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